KURT O. BERENDS earned his doctorate at Oxford University and has taught at Calvin College. He is currently completing a book on the uses of the Bible by southern evangelicals during the Civil War era.
DREW GILPIN FAUST is Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of numerous studies, including A Sacred Circle: The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South, 1840-1960 ( 1977), James Henry Hammond and the Old South. A Design for Mastery ( 1982), The Creation of Confederate Nationalism ( 1988), and most recently, Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War ( 1996).
ELIZABETH FOX-GENOVESE is Elenore Raoul Professor of the Humanities at Emory University. Among her many books are Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women in the Old South ( 1988) and Feminism without Illusions. A Critique of the Individual ( 1991). She also has written many articles examining religion among slaveholders and women, as well as a classic essay on Scarlett O'Hara as a modern woman.
GEORGE M. FREDRICKSON is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of History at Stanford University. Among his books are The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union ( 1965), The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 ( 1971), White Supremacy: A Study in American and South African History ( 1981), and Black Liberation: A Comparative History of Black Ideologies in the United States and South Africa ( 1995).
EUGENE D. GENOVESE is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at University Center in Georgia. Beginning with The Political Economy of Slavery ( 1965), his studies have explored the worldview of the antebellum South, including The World the Slaveholders Made ( 1969), Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the SlavesMade